Mercedes-Benz unveils new G-Class interior ahead of full reveal
Mercedes is set to reinvent the iconic G-Wagen with the latest G-Class, and it's now revealed what the interior of the new off-roader will look like before the covers are officially taken off the car next month.
The G-Class has long been somewhat of a dinosaur, but recent models – especially AMG-tuned varieties – have attempted to remedy this, adding swathes of leather and luxury equipment to the ancient car's Spartan interior. With underpinnings dating back to 1979, though, the G-Class was well overdue an update.
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Though Mercedes hasn't shown us any images of the car's exterior, the new interior is a serious upgrade over the old model. In place of the confusing centre stack is a thoroughly modern-looking console, featuring parts lifted straight from Mercedes' range of passenger cars.
Instead of traditional dials sits a clutch of 12.3-inch screens, controlling both driver information and infotainment. There's a car-like steering wheel and intricate air vents to provide an element of glitz, but it's mixed in with traditional G-Class features – chromed switches for the differential locks, a sturdy grab handle on the passenger side, and a generally upright stance.
In the back, the new G-Class is said to be more adaptable than the old, with 60/40 split rear seats. Customers can spec leather or microfiber upholstery options, with base models gaining black or brown leather – while those with a sporty bent can choose AMG Line trim, gaining red detailing and flat-bottomed sports steering wheel.